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mikenav wrote: »
I'm all about fishing behind any Golden Corral!! Especially if they're stocking them. Wow.
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It's fun fishing and they stock them twice a week I think.
The regular stocked waters are good choices for heavily stocked 9-12 inch rainbows and the occasional giant brown trout. You can use any type of bait or lure.
The Great Smokys National Park is also right next door and allows fishing with single hook lures and flies. These are wild fish and the streams are small.
Bait choices for catching some stockers for dinner I would try live red worms, pink Power Bait worms, or a small inline spinner.
If you fish the reservation all you need is a Cherokee permit and you are good.
I know right :cool:
Little River Outfitters put up a good fishing report for the smoky mountains:
The bridge going into the Smokemont campground is a nice little hot spot.
On the reservation you need a Cherokee permit as an NC license or TN license are not valid there.
That said the Cherokee stock their streams heavy and there are a few wild fish as well.
Trout over 15 lbs have been caught there.
Keep an eye out for the wild elk as well. I know there was (or still is) some free range elk in Florida but there is a good herd of 30-50 animals in Cherokee too.